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Feb 1, 2013 7:00pm EST
mayor ed koch. the mayor who helped america's biggest city make a big comeback from bankruptcy and a very bad image. we're going to talk with some people who really knew him and his legacy in just a few moments. but first up, sundaying super bowl will be the first in new orleans since hurricane katrina. brian schactman is live in new orleans tonight. good evening, brian. >> hi, larry. you know, the mercedes-benz superdome right over my shoulder seven years ago was in absolute tatters. now it has mercedes-benz as a sponsor with a $100 million ten-year deal, and it's absolutely beautiful. the city has been transformed since katrina in '05, and of course the bp spill in 2010. they spent about 300 million upgrading the superdome. another 300 million upgrading the airport. and another 400 million on various other projects in the city. i've been down there about four times in the last four years, larry. the city has never looked better. and also on a jobs day i do want to note the unemployment rate in the city of new orleans right now is under 5%. so if anything could say they came b
CNBC
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am EST
, 1666. okay. . and global news, average home prices in china's 100 biggest cities was 1% in january from december. and it marks the eighth consecutive marketing rise. two other surveys show growth was weak and the economists caution the country could set a tradeback if trade or government weaken. >> we're here for a lot of reasons, but one thing we need to talk about for an advertising, guys, is there anything better to tuz on than the super bowl? >> no. and it's gotten more important. ite become the academy awards of advertising. first of all, viewership is up. about 111 million people will watch it. crisis is up more than 7%. >> more people watch the laugh time or the gain 12347. >> yes. >> i always thought that was when everybody went to the bathroom. >>. >> you go to the kitchen, you get a drink, you do all sorts of things during halftime. >> $3.75 million for a 30-second spot. people have paid over $4 million. price of ads is up 60% over the last decade. they're also sold out almost a half a billion dollars of ads spend for this super bowl. there will be about 78 advertisers. and i
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Feb 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
into or out of mid way or o'hare today, amongst many other western cities, look out. and speaking of midwestern cities, midwest is where we find our powerhouses this week. each week we fek us on a top 20 real estate market and talk to a real estate agent there to see what he is selling for and what they are asking. this week, to cleveland we go. michelle anderson is a real estate age went progressive urban real estate in cleveland. michelle, welcome. tell me a little bit about the cleveland market. 3600 properties sold, how brisk or slow is it these days? >> the market in cleveland is picking up. things are looking better than a few years ago. we have active buyers in the market. sellers with good property priced right. they should be very happy with this market. should find a buyer within four to six months. >> average price is about $171,000 there. why don't you take us to the first home on your list this week. and it is a bargain price, sort after starter home, in the 139 or $140,000 area. >> right. 5004 bridge avenue listed by jeremy olves. nice two bedroom, two bath home. thi
CNBC
Feb 13, 2013 9:00am EST
professional life. he'll also talk a little bit of time at citi. that's been controversial, as you guys have pointed out. the question to a lot of lawmakers is, what exactly did jack lew while he worked at citi for the money he collected. he'll describe himself as a changed agent inside citi. he doesn't mention at all in the prepared remarks anything about this fund that he invested in, that was based in the cayman islands. that's likely to be controversial. we're likely to hear several questions about that one. david, the prepared testimony is one thing, but when then get to the q&a, they'll bear down on what jack lew has to say. carl. >> eamon, there's some discussion how his grilling might be a little bit light, only because republicans haven't really coalesced around a whole lot of opposition. >> yeah, i think the consensus is, they might bang him up a little bit in the hearing. but the expectation is he'll get through and the president will get his man. jack lew has been scrutinized in the past for a variety of jobs. he's a well-known figure here in washington. a lot of republicans don'
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Feb 21, 2013 9:00am EST
a big move. >> lastly, citi goes buy to hold bhp. >> people ask me what i'm worried become it is the endless pressure in the my earth and the materials. free port yesterday, 32. bhp, looks like -- these are rolling ever. the junior gold minors are horrendous. joint global up yesterday on rumors. why are these going down so hard? >> you think god is overdone? >> i like gold az as an allocation, a currency. these miners, they are the weakest, they are terrible. terrible stocks. ran gold, a well run company. >> going back to late 11. >> the euro, by the way, looks -- versus the dollar, the euro really come down. something to watch with the metals, rio tinto a fine company, bhp a fine company. rolling over that is worrisome. i don't think they are done rolling over. >>> home builders falling sharply last few days. an analyst says there is another sector you can play to make money off of housing, the opening bell on a thursday is just minutes away. recognize me. but i am your market data. i know what you're looking for. i'm not chained to your desk anymore. i'm faster and smarte
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Feb 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
cancelled. two feet of snow expected in some areas. mostly to the north of new york city. the latest on the storm path and at which sectors will be impacted the most. >>> first on cnbc, mattel meeting analyst. toy maker ceo will speak with us first on "power lunch" before he spokes with the street -- guess who's here? >> good to see you, ty. >> nice to see you. >> mother nature -- >> here at snowy cnbc headquarters. >> mother nature derailed my commute. but at least we are together in the snowy weather. >> that's right. barbie and ken of -- >> that's right. barbie and ken of "power lunch." first to the markets, we will put the storm aside for a couple of second. with today's gains, major averages wiped out losses for the week. that could of course change but if it does hold the s&p 500, the dow and nasdaq will have racked up gains in each of the first six weeks of 2013. bob pisani is down on the floor of the nyse. he did manage to get to the new york stock exchange exchange today. >> let me be blunt about it, sue, everybody at the new york stock exchange wants to go home. but they're
CNBC
Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm EST
. coach at an 18-month low. kors, new high earlier this week. and you've got coach on citi's list of the global top 50 stocks, which i found ironic. >> citi's clearly wrong. coach hasn't been in style for quite some time. my kids stopped buying that years ago. fashion is a fad and coach is fashion. michael kors is the hot one right now. i sold macy's over $40 on wednesday. i'm worried about the consumer. i'm worried about retail guiding down because of obama care because don't forget, they have to start -- >> wait a minute. that's a headline in and of itself, at least in terms of what we talk about on this show. you've been a backer of macy's for a long time. >> right. >> you have believed in the story that lundgren, the ceo, has been telling us. now you're out. you're making a bigger statement here about where you think the consumer sits and where the market could go? >> i didn't quite slip that in, did i? i think that macy's is still a cheap stock. however, i'm worried about the consumer space. i'm worried about the consumer a little bit in terms of the money that's going in the
CNBC
Feb 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
to the weakness or strength in europe. and there's no bigger proxy than morgan stanley and citi. the risk offtrade were in full force today. people were surprised and people sold first and asked questions later. >> do you think we the damage we saw was justified? is there a buying opportunity right now in these? >> day-to-day, i'm not sure there's a buying opportunity. but as volatility rises, i would like to sell puts. that's the way i kind of like to do it here. i do think that morgan stanley is a value guy's dream, it's cheap below book, it's been cheap for awhile but it finally broke out to new heights. the things i expect eventually, i mean, buyouts and mna are daily headlines. ipos are coming again, cap rises are active. will we get past the european headlines again, will we get past se quest trags? we do, morgan stanley is a buy and i expect the names to have a very good year if we don't really blow it in the white house or if we don't have europe go full bore again. >> karen? >> anton, it's karen. so, you would wait then until there's a resolution on those two things? >> no, i just want fe
CNBC
Feb 22, 2013 4:00am EST
prices in seven major chinese cities row rose an average tr a year earlier. that's much higher than expected and it's the first time prices rose across the board after ten straight months of decline. >> the layest property data comes at a time when they might tighten policy. home prices across china gained on month .on year continuing the defy government efforts to cool this market. beijing has led a crackdown on home prices for the last three years. but chinese real estate has been showing signs of a revival since the middle of last year. investors struggled to digest the data. it seemed like they were trying to figure out whether the data had hit a sweet spot. was it a big enough contain or was et small enough to pass under bay ying's radar, yet still confirm signs of a recovery? in any case, the property market is essential to china's overall economic recovery making up more than 10% of gdp. it's a sector that investors and we will continue to monitor closely. back to you guys. >> and on that note, we are learning from hong kong the government has unveiled fresh measurer to cool
CNBC
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. altitude sickness. stocks pull back. monopoly money. if you had a billion dollars, would you put into houses? we have a guest who is doing just that. and jpmorgan versus citigroup. while karen is cheating on jamie dimon. first, let's get to our top four trades. pete? >> ups. i was focusing on them for multiple reasons. that tnt deal for tnt express over in europe, obviously $7 billion is now back to ups. they are going to have to use that in different ways. the dividend, the other share buy-bayi buy-backs. it's pulled back slightly since that time. but this remains a very, very interesting stock. and today, the options got even more interesting. seller of april calls, buyer of the july upside calls. this is that roll from one out to the other, looking for a little bit of time but more upside to happen. >> and grasso, you were watching levels on the s&p 500, the biggest decline so far this year. >> right. you look at the weekly level. you have to look at the weekly low from last week. 1496. closed right below that. we haven't seen that
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 1:00pm EST
. the market declared brick and mortar stores dead. what's the other store. circuit city went out of business. there's only a few left. people are tactile to a certainly degree and i think people are going to like brick and mortar and stop from shoe rooming. i think best buy a decent buy, stop at 15. >> that sounds interesting. let's move to rchl bc capital, upgrading mgm to outperform to sect or perform, increasing the target to $16. rbc seeing catalyst to unlock further equity including expectations of dividend from mgm china. they think mgm can regain it's new license. shares up there over 21%. what do you think, jim? >> when i look at it, i think the reasons they picked out were good. the china dividend and gaming license, that's good. when i look at a stock that had a 50% rally, 48% since mid november, i start to think people are not going to buy, rally so much. to me looks like the chart could go lower by a buck. >> thank you so much. had a little audio hit. one of the biggest stories, influential man on wall street, michelle will tell you about. >> absolutely. on wall street fighting i
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
threatening situation. already, national weather service posted blizzard warnings from new york city to hartford, boston, up to portland, maine. this is going to be a big storm. it is starting off as two storms. one to the north, one to the south here. they're going to come together, one with the cold air, one with a lot of moisture and develop, really get cranking during the day, into the evening on friday, this is how it plays out. not quite together yet and then in the evening, things are really going to go downhill. heavy snow, this does include new york city, 95 to boston. the storm now as one overnight friday into saturday. and it's still going to be hanging in there saturday evening for parts of new england. when it's all said and done, so than two feet of snow. and it's possible new york city and long island, foot, maria, maybe a foot and a half. >> all right, chris. thank you so much. we have to gear up for that. appreciate that. my thoughts on a potential trouble spot for the markets. that's next in observation. stay with us. with fidelity's new options platform, we've comp
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
of resources. when you need a lot of resources to move all those 400,000 people to the city. >> a couple of headlines from the new york stock exchange. regarding winter storm, they say they do expect business as usual. this is according to a spokesperson. keeping member firms and traders informed of the weather reports. remember, we had some issues during sandy, obviously, where the exchange had to work mightily to open. it says it has contingency plans in effect. the surge they're talking here in new york is three to five feet. sandy was 13 feet. >> far different. >> ostensibly under a lot less pressure, but you never know what the storm's going to bring. >> up in the boston area, i believe it could be more significant. and again, with the high tides, highest tide of the month, what time will the surge be. i know there's a lot of focus on that. >> people should listen to the safety. >> watching shares of linkedin today. all new-time highs. blowing past expectations with its earnings. revenues up 81%. mostly coming from linkedin's recruitment services. stocks up almost 80% in the last 12
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 3:00pm EST
outside new york city and our cnbc headquarters. it is bad and it's getting worse. the big worry now, power outages. believe it or not, there were gas lines last night. >> and a different kind of storm brewing in washington over the automatic cuts known as sequestration. today the white house came out with a forecast on what would happen if they do kick in, and it makes the nor'easter look like a snow flurry. we'll separate fact from fiction on that later. stay with us. ♪ let's go. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new cadillac xts... another big night on the town, eh? ...and the return of life lived large. ♪ oh this is lame, investors could lose tens of thousands of dollars on their 401(k) to hidden fees. is that what you're looking for, like a hidden fee in your giant mom bag? maybe i have them... oh that's right i don't because i rolled my account over to e-trade where... woah. okay... they don't have hidden fees... hey fern. the junk drawer? why would they... is that my gerbil? you said he moved to a tiny farm. that's it, i'm running away. no, no you can't c
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> welcome back. time for our top three trades. valero is the energy company trading at the highest levels since 2008. a buck and half percent. >> if they got an upgrade today from the abundant of crude and high margins. love this sector and stock. i would lighten up on a third of it and take that dividend. just protect yourself. it's been a rocket ship. >> soy mon, what's happening? >> first revenue growth in eight quarters announced a share repurchase and guess what, up graded by 4%. >> ron johnson rarely spends a full workweek at the company's headquarters and puts in shorter hours than previous ce o's, based on a previous newspaper report. the stock is up 2%. what do you make of that? >> no idea. i don't really care where ron johnson works or what he's doing on a day-to-day basis. my concern is can he get traffic going an they just announced a return to sales concept. i don't know what that means. traffic remained flat and they are doing a lot of things. >> you do care. if the stock is in the tank and
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm EST
report" with tech today disappointing. financials are higher with names like blackrock, citi group, jpmorgan and american express with multi-year highs and goldman sachs 52 week high, rallies including community bank and those trading with multi-year highs. back to you. >> josh, thanks. as good a time as any to mention i will be speaking to goldman ceo blankfein at 2:00. pete, trade the financials here, not to be overlooked today. >> they shouldn't be overlooked. we talk about them being the backbone of these rallies and the financial sector, whether goldman sachs one day, yesterday, wells fargo had the upgrade yesterday and bank america and city are your players. they continue to explode to the upside. you look at the stock volume, you see a lot of volume in bank of america and options, same thing. the 12 strike calls continue to be attacked. now that we're through, we look to the upside and volume continues to be in the financials and banks. >> scott, i don't think it's coincidence we went from 1 to 2% in the 10 year, and i own these -- >> good for you. >> and they will make net
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm EST
some of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> it is time for final trade time. pete, kick us off. >> bank of america ready to break out and get towards 13. >> mtw, construction trade, i ththe going to continue to move. >> steve weiss. >> qualcomm, running a sale, time to get it if you don't own it. >> that does it for us live goldman tech conference in san francisco. "power lunch" starts now. >> hello. welcome to "power lunch." michelle caruso-cabrera. in for sue and tyler. apple ceo tim cook making big headlines. the fight with hedge fund manager david einhorn and cannibalization of the company's product. more on that fallout. >> also mead china factor, las vegas rolling out red carpet for chinese new year tourist, which casino stock stands to win big. >> "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition hits news stands today. i bet you already knew that. supermodel kate upton on the cover for the second year running. she's going to join us live here on "power lunch." we don't want to miss that. >> in the meantime,
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 9:00am EST
to fail, the sequester and how he missed the crisis at citi. >>> is it time to say good-bye to the u.s. airways brands? a deal looks close for amr's american to take it over, become the number one brand. does consolidation mean airlines just got more attractive. >>> we start off with the retailers, january report card, macy's posting an 11.7% jump in same-store saturday and raising guidance. stellar results from some of the retailers. >> such a mixed picture. some guys -- kohl's, people decided their clearance is moving the stock up nicely. gap strong happens moved. consistently great job. people talking about urban outfitters doing a great job, doesn't seem like the stocks right now are moving the way you would think they would. i don't know how many people are counting on this particular month -- >> a short month, bleedover from the holidays. the rate of beats, 59% is the strongest since august, which was 86%, thanks to mkm partners. the number of them that have outpaced expectations is pretty big, relative to everything else. >> this is historically the one month i don't care abou
CNBC
Feb 17, 2013 7:30pm EST
that will have an impact "on the money." and is the city of new york city takeout in jeopardy? we look at the newest edition on michael bloomberg's list of banned substances. as we take a break, look at how the stock market ended the week. back in a moment. >>> for more on our show and our guests, check out the website otm.cnbc.com. i hope you'll follow me on twitter and google plus, look for me @mariabartiromo. >>> first, here's a look at the stories coming up in the week ahead that may move the markets and impact your money this week. >>> monday is president's day. stock market and banks are closed for the holiday. following that, earnings are out from walmart, hewlett-packard and dell computer. by the way, that could be the company's last earnings release before going private, that's dell. wednesday we'll find out the number of new residential units that began construction last month, as well as what happened behind closed doors at the last meeting of the federal reserve open market committee. the minutes from that meeting are out on wednesday. on thursday, realtors will report the
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am EST
in boston. many cities are telling residents, don't travel if you don't have to. airlines are now warning the blizzard could cripple travel and hundreds of flights have already been canceled. we're going to check in one on friends at the weather channel. just a couple of minutes for their latest forecast. also in the news, the justice department in multiple states reportedly discussing suing moody's for defrauding investors. any move likely to make a similar rival against standard & poors is testing likely so this likely to be more than two years out. the goal is to get more battle on potentially hazard just flights, so these flights will only happens. now let's head across the country to joe and becky and see what they have coming up this morning. joe, how was your week on the course? >> yeah, i had only one day in the tournament and it was one of those days that i'm used to out here. >> it was beautiful weather. >> it was beautiful weather and i hit a lot of different kinds of shots. when a professional golfer says that, they mean they intentionally hit a a lot of different kinds of sho
CNBC
Feb 13, 2013 3:00pm EST
york city's biggest sewage treatment plant. this is not a joke. the city says tickets for three-hour tours are nearly sold out and highlights include the giant egg-shaped receptacles. >> thanks for watching "street signs." history always repeats itself. "closing bell" is next. >>> hi, everybody. good afternoon. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo here at the new york stock exchange. stocks mixed at this hour. the dow struggling to stay above the 14,000 level and the nasdaq modestly higher. >> just a reversal. >> i'm bill griffith. we'll see if the dow can rally back. we're at the lows of the day right now but also following these stories on today's ram. the ceo of dow component cisco will be with us. john chambers will join us moments after the company reports earnings. will the results move us closer or further away from a new high? plus a lot more to get into with the always outspoken john chambers. >> he's terrific and how is this for an odd couple. facebook founder and ceo mark zuckerberg having new jersey republican governor chris christie over to his house t
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
york city's times skwaer, i'm melissa lee. crash course. the original dr. doom says beware of 1987 all over again. he explains why. buyer's market. why the time may be running out for a good deal on your dream house. real estate mogul barbara cork ran is here for us. and oscar buzz. what is the golden statue worth for movie studio profits? michael burns of lionsgate gives you a preview. b.k., start with you. >> for me, it's gold. it bounced off 1550. this is a market i have not traded well over the last couple of weeks but we have a tradeable bottom here. you can use, let's call it 150 on the gld as your stop point, if i'm wrong tab this one. and i think even though the fed supposedly as of the minutes yesterday may be slowing down their purchases, the rest of the world isn't, so, you can still buy gld and it will -- >> you don't get spooked by that, you're like -- >> i don't get spooked by any crosses. none whatsoever. >> the big one? no? >> and the call activity backed this up, right? >> yeah. and b.k. is no vampire. that's why -- >> i do like garlic. >> but yes, we started seeing ye
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 7:00pm EST
declare bankruptcy like cities are trying to do. >> we'll look at that chapter 11. steve moore you're great. >>> now american ceo who bashed a french work ethic. we have that story and more from mary thompson who is coming up next. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you engineer a true automotive breakthrough? ♪ you give it bold new styling, unsurpassed luxury and nearly 1,000 improvements. introducing the redesigned 2013 glk. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. >>> key senators making immigration proposal that could affect you. cnbc's own mary thompson has that story and other top headlines. good evening. >> good evening. at least eight senators a bipartisan group are supporting a bill that could force every u.s. worker to carry a biometric i.d. card. it's for citizens and noncitizens proving you're eligible to work. they can use fingerprints or some other identifier and the goal is to prevent companies to hire illegal workers. some are worried about privacy. senators are open to hearing other ideas. more pressure
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Feb 28, 2013 9:00am EST
for cablevision in a very long time. david, in the meantime, we want to call your attention to vatican city. pope benedict xvi stepping down after nearly eight years as pontiff after unexpectedly announcing his resignation on february 11th for health reasons. you can see him walking down the hall here. he's expected to depart vatican city by helicopter heading to castel gandolfo where he will take up temporary residence until his new residence outside of vatican city is complete. once he steps into the castel gandolfo, the doors will closed and it is complete. >> thousands of people stormed into st. peter's square to watch this happen. they put big screen televisions inside the vatican grounds for the public to watch what is happening. it's hard to get a vantage point of the scale if you've never been there but isn't that just an amazing thing to watch? >> and historic are, given that we haven't seen anything like this in 600 years, right? >> i wasn't there but obviously you were, david. eagerly checking the stocks. >> yes, i was. >> interesting this morning, cardinal dolan of new york was asked
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm EST
york city start with rain as we have two systems. one, a clipper across the midwest bringing detroit and michigan some snow but also the southern snow giving south some rain. they will come together an form a new storm, a nor'easter off-shore. as they do so we will plenty of wind, rain and snow and both storms mean business. let's put this in motion by friday evening. plenty of wind and rain and some wind gusts, 40, 50 miles per hour and some models that say these could be stronger than that. it is not just friday and friday night. new york city might start with rain. but crashing over hard to snow and the snow does not stop until sometime saturday for you. and this is slowing down into sunday. so saturday and sunday of additional snow. especially for new england. the bull's eye is here, so people are out of it. say philly, d.c. were you're out of this system in terms of heavy snow where the bull's eye is is the boston area. if we get behind the low side, that might be a foot of snow in boston. worst case scenario, perhaps three times that amount in the areas in and north and west of
CNBC
Feb 28, 2013 6:00pm EST
, and as you mentioned, i was just in new york city and these huge new york city companies like general electric and bank of america and philips they wanted to become customer companies. >> the reason i mentioned the bernstein thing, he says microsoft's coming along, oracle -- you in the talk i listened to said, oracle, ibm, microsoft, they're all really good at this now. wait a second, they all weren't really good when we first started talking. >> well, you've been right on, jim. and unfortunately, that bernstein analyst you quoted and i think this is what you want me to say. over the last one or two years now, he's been dead wrong. >> thank you. >> he doesn't realize the world has changed, the world has transformed, the world has evolved. we have moved into a new world of computing. who is carrying around a pc? who has windows anymore? this is a new world. we all have computers in our pockets. we're on to facebook, we're on twitter, the -- things are going more dynamic than ever before. and this is an exciting new world, but it's a treacherous world. because for companies, they have t
CNBC
Feb 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
with her? >> jon stewart ripped her to shreds. >> the point that's valid is we are big city folk. in the smaller, rural parts of the country and you can speak to the congressmen representing the districts the post office is the central meeting place. i have never been to these places. there is something going on there. i respect that. >> if you go on a listening tour. >> i should. >> you're making the right point. this point will come up later with the military. it's so widely distributed. everybody has an impact on this. we do live in big cities but people in kansas don't have the same relationship. >> shouldn't have to pay for that. >> you can't have everything you want in life. i have a number. $47 trillion. do you know what $47 trillion is? from the cbo, congressional budget office, that's u.s. federal spending for the next ten years. $47 trillion. okay? can we agree that's a big number? now the post office will add to that number. i think we should be subtracting from that number. i don't care what sentimentality or who claire mchaskill is. she shouldn't have run the race. s
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 4:00am EST
turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> let's take a look at u.s. futures. the last time we checked in, the dow was set to open about 11 points at the open. it's peared back just a tad. the dow is still trying to climb back towards that 14,000 level, a time, ross, when frankly more people were talking about warning signs in the market. >>> meanwhile, as far as the european stocks were concerned, and this is where we stand, firmer today. the ibex down 0.3%. the cac 40, ftse and xetra dax up between 0.25% and 0.5%. dollar index is up, kelly. >> that's right. and the dollar/yen, adding 0.5%. so 93.17. aussie/dollar weaker by about 0.5%. a lot of trade across asia is quiet or closed for the lunar new year. >>> france's problems have nothing to do with a single curren currency, but down to the problems itself. he said that the core of the french problem lies inside the cup, not in the foreign exchange rate. this time last week, the french president called for the rights to curve the euro. >>> and the euro group meeting, which is due to star today in b
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Feb 25, 2013 4:00am EST
the city government imposed higher loans. the kospi ended weaker by 0.5%. australia's asx 200 moved back towards its 4 1/2 year high gaining 0.8%. as we had the strong gains in retail and financial stocks. india's sensex are trading higher by about 0.25%. back to you. all right. thanks for that, sixuan. catch you later. >>> still to come on the program will be adam barcelona. taking a look at the hottest trends in the space, find out what the ceo of deutsche has to say about the challenges of taking on the american market. kelly is there. she'll join us in just a few moments. >>> the mobile world congress is under way in barcelona. there's a new hand set based on its firefox web browser for mozilla. the reason i'm on my own is because kelly is there getting all mobile and wired and super fast. hi, kel. >> ross, it is great to see you guys out here in barcelona. i wish i could say the weather is a little warmer. it's surprisingly chilly here. and the chilly economic environment across europe also having an impact. some of the bigger european and american names have skilled down their pres
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Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST
failure. he was 88 years old. koch led new york city for 12 years, known for saving the city from financial ruin. michael bloomberg saying in a statement the city has lost an icon. a cheerleader, champion, 5,000-word oh bit in the "times" today, words like pugnacious, tenacious, outspoken. david, you know his story pretty well. he really did set the stage for giuliani to change the city. >> yeah, he was the consummate new yorker. of course, living in his apartment not far from here, in greenwich village for so many years. not everybody in the community, but many would say, our mayor. when he came into the office in '78, the city was at or near its nader. i can remember it well at that time, of course. and we did grow a great deal under his mayorality. not without some scandal, but certainly with a great deal of enthusiasm. in many ways he brought the spirit back and made you feel good about being a new yorker. which is not easy to do, when you had lived through the '70s. >> he passes on a day where a new biography, a film biography of him opens. something somebody said is the koch
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am EST
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am EST
with their foams and cameras that showed the bags in question, the tent city in question. people who had a room with an actual window were much happier. we interviewed some of those folks last night. it wasn't as hot or smelly in their room. they were probably on an upper deck, so depending on where you were on the boat, as always. 100 buses were waiting last night to either new orleans or to galveston, which is where the boat originally disembarked from. there's going be about a dozen charter flights today by delta to get everybody home. back to you guys. >> all right, mcc, thank you. we want to hear from you, if not on a cruise ship, where would you rather be stuck? what would a better place to be rather than on a cruise ship? >> how about right here at work? >> right here at work? >> filling in for andrew ross sorkin. >> filling in for andrew ross sorkin. it smells fine in here right now. you showered this morning? i did, too. it's friday. so i did, as well. it's underwear change day, shower day, everything else. >> once a week you shower? >> is that tmi? no, no. when we were out in pebble,
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Feb 20, 2013 9:00am EST
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Feb 5, 2013 9:00am EST
. some of the newer cities, yum doesn't even have competition. it has the supply chain, and the real estate identification teams to get into the smaller markets. the competition is scarce. the tier one markets, the returns are deteriorating. that's why they're slowing down that development there. but yum brands has a very deep investment capital opportunity if they can get its brand back on track. >> david, thanks to speak with you. >> thank you. >>> still ahead, much more of the dell buyout news. and the doj lawsuit.ate in me? with fidelity's new options platform, we've completely integrated every step of the process, making it easier to try filters and strategies... to get a list of equity options... evaluate them with our p&l calculator... and execute faster with our more intuitive trade ticket. i'm greg stevens and i helped create fidelity's options platform. it's one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades n an account. to grow, we have to boost our social media visibility. more "likes." more tweets. so, beginning today, my son bro
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
right now. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. magic kingdom. disney's been the happiest place on earth for investors. why mickey mouse is still a good bet. tech troubles. it's the worst sector so far this year. tom picks that benefit from the mobile revolution. and blackberry brawl. can the momentum continue for blackberry? dan and guy duke it out in a smartphone street fight. first, let's get straight to breaking news here. shares of hewlett-packard surging on reports that the board is studying potential breakup scenarios. jon fortt has the latest. fact or fiction here? >> melissa -- fact, but not extremely exciting fact. the business new side courts reporting this. not a lot new i see in this report, saying that the board is exploring a breakup of some divisions, among other scenarios to maximize shareholder value. doesn't seem they've ever stopped analyzing these scenarios. but the spin off of the pc business is something that meg whitman keeps ruling out. earnings call after earnings call. nothing clear anything about that has chan
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Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm EST
of the world's 1 billion catholics. claudia lavonnia now with more from vatican city. >> reporter: hello. it's been quite a day here at the vatican. of course we haven't seen this as you said in about 700 years now. the last pope that resigned or rather abdicated, let's say, was in 1294. it was the fifth. now back then it was called the great refusal by him. this time pope benedict xvi said well, i am stepping down. i just can't take it anymore. the tasks of the pontiff is just too much for me. i'm letting a younger pope take over and bring it on for the 1.2 billion catholics worldwide. certainly this was unexpected. he said he was tired, but nobody thought or expected that it would come down to step down as a matter of fact. >> thank you very much for that. we're going to talk more about that. and i'm sure it's been quite a day there in vatican city. also putting italy front and center for two important elections coming up. the presidential election due out at the end of the month. fernando napolitano is with me. he is holding a summit today in new york focussed on investing in italian comp
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. here are tonight's top three trades. more money, more problems? why a drastic pay back may be the shareholder's best bet. energy independence. and, when it comes to oil, the focus is on north america, not the middle east. and gold breakdown. dennis gartman on why gold continues to lose its luster. but first, got to get to our top trade here, because the s&p 500 is hovers at 1500 yet again, our traders have found ways to play this rally. guy? >> hi, mel. >> valentine's week, just so you know. waiting for my gift. you laugh. valuation is crazy, 21 times forward earnings. you go back to the last quarter, operating margins, much better than expected. i know valuations are stretched. wig short interest here. still goes higher. >> is that connected to valentine's day week? >> no. nothing to do with it. >> not taking your wife to dunkin' donuts? >> just making sure mel knows, i'm waiting for my gift on thursday and that's putting it out there. >> wow. >> keep on a-waiting. pete? >> medical equipment. look at
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Feb 19, 2013 4:00am EST
who make promises that will never be fulfilled, my city has demonstrated you can make real contributions to provide the economy to businesses in trouble. we pay off our debt to business necessary time and this prevents companies from going bankrupt. but they still need help. we need to reduce the fiscal pressure and cut the cost of employment without damaging workers and their rights. >> it's fashion week here in milan. you only have to be here to get the sense of pride that people feel about this industry. how do you get that to translate to other sectors and the political system, too? >> translator: i think we can bring back pride to our politics giving a strong sign of renewal. i was in the uk and when i said i was a lawyer from italy, from milan, all people could talk about was bunga bunga. now that has changed. i've been invited to talk about the school of economics. i see when i go abroad, when foreign officials come to milan, the city is once again a focal point and there's a willingness to discuss and trade. >> the more foishlgs and public i speak to here, the more
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> maybe somebody heard something with regard to a banker, some banker was going that city. putting two and two together. making a good bet. not based on actual knowledge but a bet that a lot of people follow that. they cash in, suddenly there's the huge action in the options. sec's right to look at it. they can put people other oath. people want to testify -- here's what i saw, what i did. the evidence that people are trading ahead of the deal is not evidence that they knew it was going happen. they figured it out. >> let me throw one other piece of news -- >> the -- at the monsanto -- >> i used to track plans. you can't do it anymore. very hard to track plans. >> get out on a moped and follow sir larns wiwrence wildman -- >> i believe that's legal as long as you're not tapping lines. >> it eerie. >> dell, they had earnings. i don't think new england care good the earnings, they --in cared about the earnings, they cared about the buyout. >> i think it's sad and public shareholders take a longer term view is the only reason this company is going private is because michael dell and silve
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
, everybody. see you tasame time tomorrow. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. here is what "fast" is following tonight. taking a toll. the luxury home builder dropping today on earnings. is the stock priced for perfection? the ceo joins us. fool's gold? a dreaded death cross. but tim seymour isn't leaving the miners for dead. and office office. is the merger of office max and office depot good or bad for staples? dan and karen face off in the supply closet. first, let's get straight to today's action. the s&p and the nasdaq having their worst day of the year. the dow having its worst day in two weeks. so, the question tonight is, is this the beginning of a bigger correction? how worried are you that the fed is about to take away the punch bowl of easy money here? dan nathan, what do you say? >> well, of course it is the beginning. at the end of the day, i think there weren't too many surprises in the fed minutes, but the ones that took the market down were already baked into the cake in some wakes. to me, you mentioned toll brothers, th
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Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm EST
basically the chicago city workers, the chicago public unions are all going to be put into the health insurance exchanges. that is the way chicago is going to get out of whatever it is, its $8 billion unfunded liability. if he does it, then cities and states all across the country are going to dump their union employees right into the health insurance exchange and that is going to break the bank completely. >> that's exactly right. and that's exactly what they're asking in this provision now with these jointly run employer union plans. we want to be able to send our employees to these exchanges. the law is already costing 2.6 trillion over ten years. what would that do? and then who's to say that it's -- of course you couldn't just limit it to union employees. anybody who has a job should then be able to get coverage. >> but the idea of putting these government union workers into the exchange was not -- as far as i know, was not ever really expected. i mean, phil, this is a new twist. for rahm emanuel -- maybe it's very clever. get out from under his unfunded liability. maybe the u.s.
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00am EST
digging out for you. hamden, connecticut, 40 inches. in portland, the biggest snow in city history, 32 inches of snow falling in portland, maine. we have a messy commute for you, more freezing snow, more rain rolling in. for new york, it will be all rain for you. put it on top of the foot of snow that you had, it's a crummy morning. light snow rolling in towards boston and freezing rain, temperatures at 26 degrees. 3 below in bangor. in the capital district about 32. in new york, temperatures close to 42 degrees this morning. a little bit more snow to go, mostly through northern new england, as much as half a foot. and in watertown. but now, in addition to that, the staff has gotten very, very active. yesterday evening, a tornado touching down in hattiesberg, mississippi. many people injured, hitting southern mississippi campus here. more storms firing up this morning, not ruling out tornados. more storms in pensacola, florida, including val ves ton and houston. low chance of tornado, but a high threat for flooding. guys, no matter how you slice it, north or south, some very unwelcome
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Feb 11, 2013 9:00am EST
of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> happy monday. welcome back to "squawk on the street." we'll begin with tech. jim short sounding the alarm of the apple bulls who screamed buy before the stock went down. we'll find out how many analysts failed to see that. >>> pope benedict will resign at the end of the month citing health concerns. what does it mean for the vatican and who could be next. >>> google shares down after hitting an all-time high last week, surging over 10% since the beginning of the year. are the charts pointing to more of a pullback ahead. >>> first, a lot of news out on tech this morning. certainly over the weekend we found google executive chairman eric schmidt is selling roughly 42% of his stake in google, in a move that could net him more than $2.5 billion. jon fortt has more from san jose. he joins us live. is it a surprise that schmidt should be such a heavy seller now? >> maybe a little bit of a surprise. not as big as the pope saying he's on his way out. but schmidt owns about 7.6 million sh
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Feb 14, 2013 9:00am EST
cities. siemens. answers. >>> welcome back to a news packed "squawk on the street." road map for the next hour, m and a hitting the street, berkshire and 3g buying heinz for $20 million including debt. we'll ask a long time berkshire shareholder how he feels about the deal. >> comments on the merger in the skies between us airways and american airlines. it is a cnbc exclusive. >> ceo of zillow joins us, shares surging 20% after record fourth quarter earnings. his initial reaction live in just a few moments. first back to the huge news of the day. warren buffett's berkshire hathaway and 3g buying heinz. bring in the man who broke the story. andrew sorkin. thanks. walk us through the history of this deal. >> this deal -- thank you, carl. the deal came about starting in december when actually the folks at 3g reached out to warren buffett. we do have warren buffett describing the transaction. it is for $72.50. the premium, 20%. should note 20% off its highs. that is something not though sneeze at. take a listen to what warren buffett had to say about the transaction. >> we're putting up more
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00am EST
. the cold is what's moving in here. dangerous windchills, 15 the below sfee row in the twin citys, 1 is in chicago and 13 in indianapolis. lots of layers for all the kids who are going back to school today. then we catch our next storm, this little pin wheel around the oregon coast. this will dive down around california today and is be a pretty big snowmaker. coast to coast, 6 to 12 inches in the snowfall mountains. plenty of snow here around the wasatch. these amounts in the appalachians, on the order of 1 to 3 inches today 37 back to you guys. >> beck can he can't believe what she just heard about that cold weather. eric, they're melg me, you didn't know it was 25 degrees. >> it's warmed up in minneapolis since earlier today. >> such balmy weather. >> it's like, i've known this, right? >> we're here to educate. >> eric, i rely on the weather channel. tell us something, andrew -- >> he did. he just told me it's 2:22 in nairobi. >> you need singapore time? >> you know what else? the clock when you put them all in, andrew, am i right? if it's nice, the clocks are dark. if it's daytime
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Feb 20, 2013 4:00am EST
at citi's expectations. trade's been volatile. shares fractionally lower. >>> let's check the broader landscape. two european markets are a little higher. xetera dax adding .3 after a strong performance yesterday on the strong zew survey. bond rates, we haven't seen as much focus on the space. it tells you something. the ten year in spain, 5.15%, under 4.4 for italy ahead of the elections on sunday. over to forex, the euro yesterday was initially stronger. gave up ground. today, adding .2% to 134. the yen giving up another .3%, heading back toward the 93 level. for more let's check in with li from singapore. >> reporter: thank you. asian shares climbed to the highest level in 1.5 years on an improving global outlook. the nikkei managed to close at a 52-month high despite a record trade deficit in january. investors are still awaiting the decision for the next boj chief. toyota shares gained 1.7% after thenique reports. the carmaker will ramp up production in april by 10% on expectations of higher domestic sales and more profitability due to a weaker yen. japan tobacco lost 1% an reute
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00am EST
put. >>> back over here, citi's chairman is not seeking a break-up of the bank. a story in today's wall street journal says michael o'neill was among those encouraging investors not to break up the bank. he is backing abroad cost cutting plans, but exploring a break-up is no longer said to be among his top priorities. >>> and top equity firm sports ing represents tennis players and lots of people including super model giselle bundchen. back in the day owned roger federer. the decision to sell has been driven by the trustee who own tess state of the former ceo and chairman. peemp say it could fetch mother than $2 billion, but there's a huge fight going on among the banks out there to represent this yield and so many of them thought they had the end because they had been with teddy for so long. they were friends with teddy, the trustee who runs this process. only knew teddy for the last two years of his life. so there are banks and bankers who said i've been blanking with him for 20 years. he was my best friend. i promised i would get the deal. but everybody is there and now there'
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
city. long time fan. >> i appreciate it. >> caller: h u.n. >> buy, buy, buy. >> go to john in florida. >> caller: jim, i would like your latest take on arena pharmaceutical. >> at jim cramer on twitter, because i didn't fall in love with this sto, a lot of people despise me. i know people are in love with it. i am not in love with it. carl in arkansas. >> caller: greetings from arkansas. i am thinking of picking up a bank stock, your thoughts of new york community bank. >> it is so much higher than all the others, i will send you to keen. i don't know, it is a nice gain. i prefer key. i like the safety. that, ladies and gentlemen, is the conclusion of the lightning round! >>> coming up, allergra catapulted in 2013. botox smoothed out wrinkles for their results. are shares heading high sner cramer talks to the ceo, just ahead. [ thunder rumbles ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when the world moves... futures move first. learn futures from experienced pros with dedicated chats and daily live webinars. and trade with papermoney to test-drive the market. ♪ all on thinkorswim. from td ameritrade
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Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
on valuation, he joins us now from new york city. >> we have been watching apple sell all the way down from $705 to where it stands today. what's it worth for real? people want to know who are watching this show, whether they should get in, if they have it now, what should they do. >> i think it's worth a lot more than $450. at the same time, i was listening to your discussion and i think it's good news that the traders are leaving and the momentum is gone because i left apple eight months ago and i was on cnbc when i said i wasn't going to be an apple investor because there were too many crazy people around, essentially investing in the stock for the wrong reasons. if they wash out the markets of all those investors who had no idea what happened but are trading on it purely based on momentum. the value i got and it's on my website, is about $600 per share. when investors react to the earnings report. it was not a great earnings report. growth had leveled off, but if only apple were priced on the expectation of high growth. you don't need any growth to justify a $4 billion market cap. at a
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Feb 6, 2013 4:00am EST
. everything is an additional 50%, 60%. an expensive city. so we'll see. it sounds like if mark carney actually doesn't come out with some of the more dovish statements on thursday people are expecting, the other thing could happen. we could be backing up toward 1.60 again. we'll see. mark, i hope you're listening. i'm kidding. >> between 1.50, 1.65 is -- what the exchange rate should be for dollar/sterling. that band is the comfortable trade weighted. it's about right. >> okay. >> and now, hsbc taking a turn in the hot seat this morning, appearing before the parliamentary commission on banking standards. hsbc ceo stewart gulliver and chairman douglas flint giving answer as we speak. just to let you know that that's happening. and there's plenty of corporate news, as well, today. >> that's right. disney's first-quarter profits fell 6% in part because of rising costs to buy sports content for espn. the company is exploring an exit from espn in the u.k. excluding that, results beat forecasts as revenues rose 5%. disney does see better quarters ahead thanks to strong film slate and improving theme
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